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Berlin • Swiezbodin • Obra • Wolsztyn • Poznan • Swinice Warckie • Zdunska Wola • Warsaw • Czestochowa • Krakow • Auschwitz • Wladowice • Wroclaw

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Trip Includes

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary. (all necessary flights on your trip are included)
  • Daily Mass will be scheduled.
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners. Wine included with all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person)
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $900 single supplement)
  • Remember: Our trips are not more expensive during high season ~ Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip ~ We always wait for passengers and never leave anyone behind.
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  • Trip Itinerary

    ST. JOHN PAUL II, “Those who say ‘Jesus I trust in you’ will find comfort in all their anxieties and fears” (Shrine of Divine Mercy, 06-07-97). ST. FAUSTINA KOWALSKA , “The greater the sinner, the greater the right to My mercy” (Diary 723). ST. MAXIMILIAN M. KOLBE when arrested by SS Gestapo in 1941, he looked at the cross and said to his friars, “Do not forget Love”.

    August 10: Our journey begins when we depart the USA on an overnight international flight.

    August 11: BERLIN, GERMANY - ŚWIEBODZIN, POLAND. Upon arrival in Berlin we meet our guide and embark our bus for a driving tour through Berlin to the Brandenburg Gate with a stop at a section of the Berlin Wall, a stark testimony to the once divided city. Travel to Swiebodzin, Poland celebrating Mass and visiting the 172 ft tall Christ the King of the Universe statue, the tallest statue of Jesus in the World. Dinner and overnight in Swiebodzin.

    August 12: OBRA - WOLSZTYN - POZNAŃ. We begin a peaceful day visiting the historic Oblate Monastery in the village of Obra and celebrate Mass. After our delicious lunch at the Kaukaska Hotel in Wolsztyn, we tour the Museum of Marcin Rozek, the famous Polish artist who sculpted the Sacred Heart of Jesus monument in Poznan. For being Polish, which was a crime at the time, he was arrested by SS Gestapo and for refusing to paint portrait of Adolf Hitler he was sent to Auschwitz and executed in 1944. We’ll visit the Steam Locomotive Museum and see the only steam locomotives still in operation in Europe. We enjoy dinner and overnight in Poznan, one of the oldest cities in Poland and the first capital of Poland.

    August 13: POZNAN. We enjoy a relaxing day exploring Poznan visiting Ostrow Tumski, Cathedral Island. Mass in Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral and then on to Our Lady Church (Panna Maria) built in 1430. Stroll through Stary Rynek-the Old Town Square for lunch and shopping at your leisure. We visit the former Jesuit College and the King’s Castle before a delightful dinner and overnight in Poznan.

    August 14: SWINICE WARCKIE - ZDUNSKA WOLA - WARSAW. We depart to Swinice Warckie where Sister Faustina Kowalska first saw Jesus in the church she was baptized and received her First Communion. We celebrate Mass and then to Zdunska Wola where Saint Maximilian Kolbe was born and on to the City of the Immaculate Mother of God, Niepokalanow Monastery, founded in 1927 by Friar Maximilian M. Kolbe, who was canonized in 1982. Fr. Kolbe was sent to Auschwitz for sheltering 2,000 Jews during WWII. When Nazi guards selected 10 prisoners to starve to death in punishment, Fr. Kolbe volunteered to die for Francis Gajowniczek (Mr. G. Francis) a family man who is buried at this monastery. Our escort, Rev. Mr. Thaddeus (Ted) J. Horbowy, will share his personal encounter with Mr. Gajowniczik whom he initially met as a seminarian while in the military in Brzeg during Communist persecution and atrocities. Celebrate Mass in St. Kolbe’s Chapel, enjoy dinner and travel to Warsaw for overnight.

    August 15: WARSAW. An intriguing day of historical adventure to the Holy Cross Church where Chopin’s heart is kept in an urn in his beloved city; the sixteenth-century Barbican fortress that protected the city; St. John’s Archcathedral, one of Poland’s national pantheons and the Church of the Visitation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, consecrated in 1411 with a relaxing evening in the Old Market Square. Dinner and overnight in Warsaw.

    August 16: CZESTOCHOWA - KRAKOW. Experience the legendary and miraculous Black Madonna painting in the Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora where millions of pilgrims come from around the world to pray. Then to Krakow a city of legends and traditions for a walking tour of the Old Town including the impressive Wawel Hill with the Coronation Cathedral from where Polish kings ruled for 4 centuries. On to the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, “the capital of the Divine Mercy devotion” for Mass and prayers with the miraculous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of Sister Faustina. Visit St. Mary’s Basilica where the famous trumpeter sounds from her tower every hour. Enjoy a leisurely evening in the Market Square or take an optional tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest Salt Mines with its four chapels carved in salt by the miners. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.

    August 17: AUSCHWITZ - WLADOWICE. Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest German Nazi Concentration and Death Camp located in Poland where St. Maximilian Kolbe died as a martyr of charity. Visit Saint John Paul II birthplace and the Minor Basilica he attended in his youth in Wadowice and celebrate Mass. Taste the famous Kremowki - creme cakes before going to the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska sanctuary frequented by Saint John Paul II. Travel to Wroclaw for overnight.

    August 18: WROCLAW. Our exciting tour comes to a conclusion with Mass in the morning, a visit to the city’s huge astronomical clock and the Raclawice Panorama, the famous painting depicting the 1794 battle for independence with General Thaddeus Kosciuszko who took part in the American Revolutionary War in 1776. Free time for shopping and an optional concert. Dinner and overnight

    August 19: WROCLAW - USA. Breakfast and departure back to USA.

    You will be escorted by Rev. Mr. Thaddeus (Ted) J. Horbowy the BEST host for spiritually enriching tours to Poland. He will accompany you every day giving you a uniquely spiritual presentation of Poland in the FOOTSTEPS OF THREE POLISH SAINTS of global influence. Join Ted for an exceptionally memorable spiritual opportunity. Rev. Mr. Thaddeus (Ted) J. Horbowy defected from Communist Poland as a Roman Catholic seminarian to Rome, Italy in 1975. On June 22,1976 he immigrated to the USA as a political refugee. Earned his Master’s of Divinity Degree in Orchard Lake, Michigan, served in the US Army, ordained as Roman Catholic deacon in Houston, Texas on January, 26 1991, worked as a chaplain for Port of Houston, Ben Taub County Hospital, Texas Department of Criminal Justice-ID including death row, and is now a retired chaplain from the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. He is married to Nancy and together they have one son, Benjamin.

    Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.

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